Crass overture

roberts 5.jpgBiblically, one definition of a fool is a person who doesn’t know when to shut up.
The blogger who on the Wonkette site won the award for crassest comment about Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ July 30 seizure, (“Chief Justice John Roberts has died in his summer home in Maine. No, not really, but we know you have your fingers crossed.”) is at it again.
Today, after listing my blog “among some self-righteous conservative folks” who thought the comment was asinine, Culture Warrior quipped, “From all of this outrage, you would think I actually took a shot at the guy.”
Now, this is the same blogger who called Ann Coulter the c-word and accused her of an unspeakable act for “spew[ing] unparalleled hate” by her f-word (the other one) joke about John Edwards.

48 thoughts on “Crass overture”

  1. I hate to say this, but it doesn’t come as any surprise to me. It’s just like most pro choice blogs I have visited.

  2. How can someone wish death on another human being. As much as I loathe abortionists, I’d still pray for them.

  3. Not gonna lie, I say some pretty nasty stuff about Coulter. She’s a terrible person. She uses a bigoted viewpoint to promote hate and to further her career. She hasn’t done something worthwhile ever in her life.

  4. I glad John Roberts is doing well, I really like him and he’s incredibly smart and humble guy.
    I love Ann Coulter too, she’s pro-life and a great writer, not afraid of anybody. I suggest people by her book “Godless; Church of Liberalism”, she has a chapter called “Abortion; Their Holiest sacrement”

  5. Jill? What does the quote of the day today have to do with anything? I think I might just be being dense, but I don’t get it :-/

  6. Erin, being pro-life isn’t all about abortion. I thought O. J.’s crass (word of the week, I think) statement that being accused of murder was the least of his problems with getting dates was worth noting.

  7. To be honest with you, I don’t know much about Ann Coulter. What is so awful about this lady?

  8. PIP, tsk tsk. Think what you like about Ann, but the c-word? I can’t think of anyone at the moment I’d call that word, the worst of the worst words, imo.
    Heather, Ann Coulter is an incredibly gifted thinker, writer and debater, thankfully on the conservative side.

  9. Please, referring to any woman as a c*** denigrates all women just as referring to any black person as a n***** denigrates all black people.

  10. PIP,
    I would suggest that you buy Ann Coulter’s book, I bet you could learn alot from her—

  11. I only liked Coulter when she went after Bush for the whole Harriet Myers appointment. But, it’s a free country and she can say what she wishes.
    Doesn’t bother me too much, but I’m certainly no fan.
    As to wishing someone dead? (“How can someone wish death on another human being.”) I think it’s okay to look forward to someone’s end days. Wishing won’t make it happen. How about Osama Bin Laden, don’t you sort of wish he was dead?

  12. Hal, Bin Laden was a horrible human being. You probably wouldn’t want me to make horrible statements about abortionists, would you? I was on an all PC blog one day. They were ragging on Mother Teresa and the Pope. 2 people who did good things in life. One commenter wrote “I hate Mother Teresa.” “I hope that wretched old hag rots in a hot hell!” What did Mother Teresa ever do? Why would anyone wish her ill will?

  13. Another PC site was writing about the late Reverend Falwell. One person wrote, “Don’t worry about him anymore.” “He’s worm food.” How would you like it if I were to replace the name of Reverend Falwell with deceased abortionist David Gunn?

  14. I’m no expert on Mother Teresa, and I didn’t want her to die or rot in a hot hell. However, you ask, why would anyone wish her ill will. Let’s ask Christopher Hitchens:
    This returns us to the medieval corruption of the church, which sold indulgences to the rich while preaching hellfire and continence to the poor. MT was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction. And she was a friend to the worst of the rich, taking misappropriated money from the atrocious Duvalier family in Haiti (whose rule she praised in return) and from Charles Keating of the Lincoln Savings and Loan. Where did that money, and all the other donations, go? The primitive hospice in Calcutta was as run down when she died as it always had been

  15. Who is Christopher Hitchens? I googled his name. It looks like he’s just a British Journalist.

  16. Yes, he’s a British Journalist. You asked why any one would wish Mother Teresa ill will. Although I don’t know if Hitchens wished her dead, he does describe reasons some would wish her ill.

  17. *headdesk* Ann Coulter is just a person trying to further her career by slandering people by twisting their words and using propaganda. Ann Coulter is the conservative parallel of Michael Moore. They’re both nuts.
    For those Harry Potter fans? Ann Coulter=Rita Skeeter.

  18. Erin, stop banging your head on the deask, you’re going to hurt yourself! I can send you Ann’s book if you like?

  19. Erin, What does *headdesk* mean? Hal, I can’t bring myself to say things like this about the dead. I guess you would call it “having respect” Would you like someone to call your deceased friend or family member “worm food”?

  20. Actually on a lighter note *off topic* Tammy Faye Messner told Larry King that she wanted to be cremated. When Larry asked her why, she replied; “I don’t want the bugs eating on me.” Poor soul. May she RIP.

  21. Mary: I agree. Besides that, I just think that calling a person a vagina is kind of silly. The same way I think “douche” is a dumb insult.

  22. Heather, I try not to be disrespectful towards anyone, dead or alive. I don’t call dead people “worm food.” However, I don’t see it as that bad. Dead is dead. There are many worse things to say about someone then that they are “worm food,” which basically just says they’re dead.
    Not that their life wasn’t important, etc.

  23. Another old phrase is “pushing up daisies”, which I supposed is a little nicer than worm food.

  24. Okay, let me try it. David Gunn and John Britton are pushing up dasies. I feel better now.

  25. *headdesk*- Indicates the typist beating their head on their desk- usually an expression of frustration.
    Jasper, I have read two of Ann Coulter’s books. Stopping several times to let my anger die down. She is a very hateful woman who has little to no conviction- simply the desire to be famous. A lot of me thinks she only says the things she does to get attention. She’s a very nasty lady.

  26. Jasper–
    I tried but gagged. I remember the phrase “liberals like “The Sixth Sense.” That’s when I knew she had nothing intelligent to say.

  27. And Jill–I also use the c-word with discretion. However, I give it out when deserved….and Ann does deserve it. In fact, it looks like it was practically made for her. For someone that horrible, calling her a c-word is being nice.
    Also, if you think the c-word is degrading, get rid of every cussword, the b-word is degrading to women, the a-word is degrading to both anatomists and everyone basically, f-word is degrading to the love-making generation, the d-word is degrading to all Christians or anyone who uses it as a serious verb, g-da****/jesus christ is degrading to Christians/god-believers, s*** is degrading to poop enthusiasts everywhere, tits is degrading to women, ho and whore are both degrading to women, D*** and cocks***** are degrading to men and god knows we use that those all the time. Isn’t using the word in general the point–to degrade the person?

  28. Heather–I find that to be the most utterly ridiculous insult in the world! Honestly, when people call me that, *I* laugh at *them*. Is that seriously the best they can come up with? They want to get on my nerves and they call me that? My ex had some pretty clever insults. According to him, Canadian profanity is better. :)
    PIP–“poop enthusiasts”? lol

  29. I try not to use any of the words PIP describes and I mostly succeed.
    It makes you sound like, well the very woman you are accusing of sounding like that…
    I once asked an old man in a wheelchair how he was doin’ and he responded “I’m still on this side of the dirt!” Gotta love it!

  30. Leah– quite the point ;)
    MK– huh? I’m a very nice person, whereas, Ann is not. I don’t walk around making grand generalizations about half the country and go out of my way offending everyone else in the process.
    You do have a point about using cusswords, however, I cuss like a sailor on normal days, so most of my friends are used to it. No, I don’t think they are polite, but that’s the point right? That’s why they are cusswords–because they aren’t politically correct or proper to say, and consist of mostly degrading language..

  31. PIP, I’ve always thought the c-word was so disgusting it even sounded disgusting saying it.
    I think I’ve only called one person that word, the woman who had an affair with the husband of one of my best friends after my friend was diagnosed with cancer. To compound the grief, my friend learned she had cancer when miscarrying twins. And then she died. My friend’s last postcard to me from the hospital is still on my fridge 13 years later. She was 39.
    Well, I digressed. But that’s the kind of person the c-word is reserved for in my world.

  32. PIP,
    It’s not so much that you caused “offense” as that it reflects poorly on you…we still love you no matter how base your language skills are (Kidding, I’m kidding).
    I have no problem with you insulting the pants off of someone that you despise, I just want you to be more imaginative. I mean, imagine if Simon or Garfunkel had limited themselves to four letter words. “I am a c***, I am an Island…” or “Sounds of Sh**” or “Bridge over Troubled Pi**”

  33. PIP,
    Definitely better than Coulter’s. He’s in the same mould as Stewart and Colbert, hilarious and he really knows his stuff. I think he’s thinking of running for congress too. Anyway, one of his books, Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them, goes into detail about the lengths that people like Coulter, O’Reilly, and Hannity will go to stretch the truth for their own gain. I highly recommend it.

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